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March 3, 2021

Suspect Who Robbed Gas Station in Gloucester City at Knifepoint Arrested

photo of the alleged robbery suspect GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 3, 2021)----Gloucester City police have arrested the suspect who committed an armed robbery of a local gas station on Tuesday, March 2. According to police at approximately 3 PM on Tuesday, the Phillips 66 Gas Station at Broadway and Market Street was robbed at knifepoint by the male pictured. The individual was driving a silver Nissan, believed to be an Altima. source Gloucester City Police Department Read more →


Howard Johnsons Hotel Heavily Damaged by Fire; No Injuries, Residents Displaced

BLENHEIM, NJ --March 3, 2021, at approximately 0333 Hrs. Gloucester Township Police Dispatch received several calls for a reported fire at the Howard Johnson Hotel, 832 North Black Horse Pike in the Blenheim Section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey. Arriving officers observed heavy fire from the roof. Officers began to evacuate occupants as numerous fire companies arrived on location. Multiple fire companies operated on the fire which incorporated 2 of the 3 buildings. The fire was placed under control at approximately 0530 hrs. There were no injuries and a numerous amount of residents were displaced. State Highway Rt. 168, The Black Horse Pike, was shut down for an extended time between Almonesson and Brown Ave. The fire is currently under investigation by multiple agencies. photos... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Kierra Brown Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi BATON ROUGE, LA (03/02/2021)-- Kierra Brown of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Brown was initiated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brown is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and... Read more →


Dolores A. Provenciano of Bellmawr

Dolores A. Provenciano (nee Mannella), on March 1, 2021, of Bellmawr; formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 85. Beloved wife of 63 years of Carmen Provenciano. Loving mother of Carol Cavalieri (Rocco) and Stephen (Nina). Cherished grandmother of Christina, Danielle and the late Nicolas. Dear sister of Judith Perna and the late Angela Palmieri (John). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dolores enjoyed reading and going to the casino but most of all she enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. Dolores loved her family. There will be a viewing from 9:15am to 11:15am on Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr. Funeral Mass 12pm at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, Bellmawr. Interment New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu... Read more →


Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $55,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (March 3, 2021) – The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, March 2, produced 11 players that matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Four of those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $1,000. Moreover, 20,494 other New Jersey players took home $82,250 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400. The winning numbers for the Tuesday, March 2, drawing were: 04, 08, 13, 34, and 64. The Gold Mega Ball was 18, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 02. The next drawing will be held Friday, March 5, at 11:00 pm. All New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions tickets must be purchased before 10:45 pm to participate in the... Read more →


Charlotte E. Gamble (nee Pfeiffer), of Bellmawr

Charlotte E. Gamble (nee Pfeiffer), on February 28, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 88. Beloved wife of 68 years to Edward. Devoted mother of Charlotte Connuli (Frank), Edward Gamble (Beth), Maria Gamble and the late Kathleen Coll. Loving Gram of Stephen, Jaqulyn, William Stewart, Francis, Katelyn and the late Timothy. Mother-in-law of Stephen Coll. Dear Sister of Pearl Kenny, Jaqulyn Wyman and Joanne Gallagher. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Charlotte was a faithful member of Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the Trinity Broadcasting Network Christian Ministry. There will be a viewing from 10am to 10:45am on Friday at Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 11 Park Drive, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Service 11am at the Church. Interment New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Donations may be made... Read more →


Adella C. Arnold (nee Smoluk), of Bellmawr

Adella C. Arnold (nee Smoluk), "Christine", on February 27, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 82. Beloved mother of Derek Arnold (Lorin) and Jamey Arnold (Marc). Devoted grandmother of Jacob, Devin, Abbigael, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Emmeline, and Paul. Dear sister of Ronnie Smoluk, Barbara Lehan (Wally), and the late Anna Mae, Adam Jr., George, Jacky, and Joann. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. Her family was her life. Christine loved to garden and spend time outside with friends and family. Christine was a huge advocate for animal welfare. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christine's memory to Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, 125 County House Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012 (homewardboundnj.org). Read more →


New Jersey American Water to Begin Annual Cleaning of Water Distribution Systems

New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaning Water main flushing begins this month and continues through the fall CAMDEN, N.J. – MAR. 2, 2021 – Beginning March 15 and into the fall months, New Jersey American Water will perform the annual cleaning of its water distribution system to support the continued provision of high-quality, reliable water service to our customers. Flushing the system helps to clean out any build up of mineral deposits and sediment inside the pipes. The company also flushes its hydrants to confirm they are operational and to check fire flows in the system. Flushing involves simultaneously opening fire hydrants in a specific area to create increased water flows. The service areas and dates when flushing begins are posted at... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Nerys Muller, of Vineland, Named to Fall 2020 Provost's List at Hofstra University HEMPSTEAD, NY (02/26/2021)-- Nerys Muller of Vineland, NJ achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2020 semester, earning a spot on the Provost's List at Hofstra University. Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 165 undergraduate program options and 175 graduate program... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Obsessing Over Biden's Religion

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor March 2, 2021 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the intense focus on President Biden's religion: The obsession with President Biden's religion is everywhere apparent, especially among Democrats, liberal pundits, reporters and activists. They are working overtime to convince the public that he is a good Catholic. On Biden's first day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed his religion at a press conference. "I will just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic, and somebody who attends church regularly." "Devout Catholic." A lexis-nexis search reveals that this descriptive term has been used by the press hundreds of times in the last three months. The day after Biden was inaugurated,... Read more →


Joseph T. McWilliams, Jr., of Westville; Vietnam War Veteran, Camden Catholic HS Alum

On February 27, 2021. Age 77. Of Westville. Formerly of Fairview. Joseph passed away peacefully to reunite with his loving wife of 48 years, the late Helen Mary McWilliams (nee Sykes). Loving father of Shannon McWilliams (Jim Summers), Sean (Sara) McWilliams, Scott (Kathy) McWilliams and Siobhan (Ray) Kinsella. Cherished grandfather of Jimmy, Colin, Reily, Austin, Shannon, Rachael, Gavin, Joseph, Jacqueline, Connor, Adelyn and the late Krysta Lynn. Beloved brother of Leona Porter (Harry), Theresa Budniak (Bill), the late Nancy Hickey (surviving Dan), Michael McWilliams (Donna Hale) and Edward McWilliams (April). Dear nephew of Samuel Jones, Doris Kavanagh, Robert Jones and Patricia Wade. Joe is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph T. McWilliams, Sr. and Leona... Read more →


Croda Agrees to Take Actions to Fix Violations at their Atlas Point Facility near New Castle

DNREC Requires Croda to Take Actions Protective of Human Health and the Environment DOVER, DELAWARE (March 2, 2021)--The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced an agreement today with Croda Inc. that requires the company to take actions protective of human health and the environment in addressing recent violations at Croda’s Atlas Point facility near New Castle. In November 2020, DNREC announced violations at the ethylene oxide (EO) plant, including excess emissions of EO. In January 2021, Croda restarted the facility in order to conduct stack testing. While testing showed that the company was back in compliance with the EO emissions, it revealed violations for nitrogen oxide (NOx) at the ethanol dehydration furnace (EDF). Further violations were detected at the catalytic combustion unit... Read more →


Face of Defense: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland

Walter Reed — just about anyone who hears that name can connect it to the world’s largest joint military medical system. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is the flagship of U.S. military medicine, providing care and services to more than 1 million beneficiaries every year. It’s a lot to live up to, which begs the question — who was the man whose name is attached to such a storied institution? Walter Reed was a career doctor before joining the Army in 1874. As the study of germs and infectious diseases flourished, his research into the cause and spread of typhoid and yellow fever massively curtailed the diseases at a time when both were ravaging service members. Thanks to Reed’s research, few... Read more →


Epoch Times Video: Rep. Ralph Norman, "Conservatives Must Be Willing To Fight"

WASHINGTON POLITICS At CPAC 2021, The Epoch Times sat down with Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) to discuss Rush Limbaugh’s legacy, and why he believes all conservatives must “be willing to fight” as aggressively as the left. Support Honest Journalism Your subscription to The Epoch Times will not only provide accurate news and engaging features, but will also contribute to the revival of American journalism and help safeguard our freedoms and republic for future generations. As our operating revenue comes under great pressure, your support can help us carry on the important work we do. If you can, support The Epoch Times by trying it for just $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you for your support! Just $1 for 2 Months Then $7.99/mo... Read more →


A Home Invasion in Gloucester City!!!! (video)

Armed Masked Men Demanded Money/Jewelry

images from victims video camera Camden City, N.J. – Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying two men captured on camera during an armed robbery at a Gloucester City home on Feb. 28, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. Police responded to a home on the 300 block of Market St. in Gloucester City on Feb. 28 for a report of a home invasion and armed robbery. The victims told detectives two masked men entered the residence around 2:15 a.m. with guns pointed and demanded money and jewelry. During the investigation, the victims turned over surveillance video that captured the incident. In the video, the two men enter while pointing weapons and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: American Dream Mall is a Financial Nightmare

BY THE NEW JERSEY SIERRA CLUB The American Dream Mall in East Rutherford is facing more challenges. Ameream, LLC., the Triple Five company that owns the American Dream site, has filed a lawsuit against Villa Restaurant Group for breaching its contract. Villa Restaurant Group signed a lease in June 2015 to open a Green Leaf and Tony + Benny’s Pizza Parlor in the mall, but construction is still not complete. A number of construction companies have filed liens against the property saying that they are owed nearly $41 million for work completed. More than $1B in N.J. taxpayer money has been committed to American Dream Mall (Photo Courtesy of American Dream) “American Dream is trying to spin the facts to shift blame away from them.... Read more →


William Battle, age 29, of East Stroudsburg Sent to Prison for Sex Trafficking

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that William Battle, age 29, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 210 months’ imprisonment today by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for participating in a conspiracy that forced or coerced women to engage in prostitution in northeastern Pennsylvania. According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Battle, who used the street name “Buck,” previously pled guilty to conspiring with others to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion between 2011 and 2015. Battle’s conviction and sentence resulted from an investigation into the activities of a street gang known as the “Black P-Stones.” The fourth superseding indictment alleged that females were “sexed-in” to the gang by being... Read more →


David JC Cutler Lists down Ways to Identify Support Sources for Staff Amidst the Pandemic Outbreak 

Workplace stress is sure to consume most employees, including the institutions' teaching and non-teaching staff. Before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, many faced a negative impact on their physical and mental health. During the current situation, employees are striving to create workplaces that are positive and look after an employee's health situations. David JC Cutler Puts Forward the Plight of Senior Leaders in Institutions Senior leaders are finding motivating and supporting their staff a massive challenge. It is evident that COVID-19 has affected both the staff's personal and professional lives, who are presently trying to cope with several issues, such as vulnerability, anxiousness, and fear. Senior leaders should know that it is essential to recognize that everyone goes through lows and ups and lacks motivation. Such... Read more →


A Mother Donates Her Kidney So Her Son Could Live

March is National Kidney Month: A Little Super Hero is Flying High Thanks to His Mommy’s Kidney March 1, 2021 -- March is National Kidney Month, which is a month-long, awareness-raising grassroots effort to spread the word nationwide about the importance of kidney health. A South Carolina family knows all too well the life-saving difference a healthy kidney can make. Lukas Brown was born in late April 2017, and on his second day of life a blood test revealed his tiny kidneys were only functioning at 20%. The baby was diagnosed with Bilateral Cystic Dysplasia and End Stage Renal Disease. Luke’s parents, Erin and Jeff, were devastated to hear the news. Luke’s sister had experienced no kidney problems and was waiting (somewhat impatiently) at home... Read more →


LawnStarter Survey Reveals Texans Unprepared for Winter

The power and water are back on across Texas, but residents and businesses across the Lone Star State are realizing just how horribly ill-prepared they were for extreme winter weather. Gloucestercitynews.net files But just how prepared were Texans before the major winter storm burst pipes, left store shelves empty, and had us lining up to get water from park spigots? LawnStarter, based in Austin, surveyed more than 200 Texans Feb. 24-25 and learned we don't know who ultimately keeps the lights on in the state, don’t know how to drive on snow and ice, and lack the basic tools for survival when the power goes out and pipes could freeze. Key Findings: ERCOT was virtually unknown before last week. Who knew that ERCOT (Electric Reliability... Read more →


What Does A Student's Schedule Look Like At GHS During The COVID-19 Era?

Gloucester City, NJ (March 3, 2021)(CNBNews)--In-person learning on Wednesdays extended The school district will now advance to featuring one hybrid group reporting to the school for in-person learning on Wednesdays. Here is a list of all Wednesday dates by team: Gold Team March 10th and 24th April 21st May 5th and 19th June 2nd Blue Team March 3rd, 17th, and 31st April 14th and 28th May 12th and 26th June 9th ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR REMOTE STUDENTS Remote students should be logged into their 1st-period class by 8:16 a.m. They should log in to their 3rd-period class Google Meet during Homeroom. Teacher OFFICE hours will convert to 2:08 to 3:08 every school day. If a staff member has to change their OFFICE hours at any time,... Read more →